Together in the Word

January 2018

Together in the Word - January 28, 2018

"They opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11) - gifts fit for a king because He was a King. He was the king they were seeking, the King they had come to worship (cf. Matthew 2:2). No one required or expected such gifts from them, especially since they were Gentiles and He was born "King of the Jews." But He was much more than that. He was the one who became poor to make them rich. He poured out everything he had to...

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Together in the Word - January 21, 2018

True generosity is always willing and joyful. If something is expected from you, if you are under compulsion or obligation to give it, it is not truly generous. How generously then God has blessed us. He was under no obligation to give us anything. We had no right to expect anything from him. Yet, he gives us so much - grace and mercy through his Son, everything we need for daily life, and the privilege or using what he has given us to carry out his work in the world. His joyful and willing...

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Together in the Word - January 14, 2018

  We have so many things that we might treasure: the moments we spend with our loved ones and the gifts we receive from them, the memories of important times in our lives and the keepsakes that bring those memories to mind, the expensive things we worked so hard for and the blessings we can't put a price on. Our greatest treasure is truly something that money can't buy and something that we can never replace. How we live reflects what a treasure our Savior and his salvation are...

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Together in the Word - January 7, 2018

So much joy is taken out of life in a pursuit for more. So little time is spent reflecting on the rich blessings we have. Our God is incredibly generous in the temporal and eternal blessings he pours out on us each day. And yet those blessings aren't entirely ours. All things belong to our God, and he wisely and lovingly entrusts them to us as stewards or managers. How will we use those blessings?  Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or...

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